Tuesday, 19. March 2019

The president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said that “Mussolini? Before he declared war on the entire world, following Hitler; before he introduced racial laws… he did some positive things to build infrastructure in our country, he built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities and reclaimed large swaths of Italy from marshes. If we look at concrete facts, we can’t say he hasn’t achieved anything.”

The Workers’Party has called on the government to immediately take over the burial groundsof the former Bessboro Mother & Baby home in Blackrock on the Southside ofCork city.

Workers’Party Cork Councillor Ted Tynan said that following the partial demolition ofthe old building known as Bessboro folly over last weekend on the instructionsof the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary the order had lost thetrust of the general public and he called for the gardaí to take over that partof the site and treat it as a crime scene in relation to the hundreds ofchildren said to be buried at the site.

On Sunday, March 10, thousands of people gathered in İstanbul's Kartal Square for the rally of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), chanting the slogans "If money has its reign, working people have their Communist Party" and "We are not in the same boat". TKP, as the one and only political party that truly represents the working people of Turkey in the upcoming local elections on March 31, has already launched its electoral campaign in all 81 provinces of Turkey, 85 districts and 2 towns with its mayoral candidates and municipal councils.

Trade Union Association of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (OSČMS), Czech Republic, protests sharply against the decision of the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) of Czech Republic’s Parliament from March 8, 2019 to moderate the ban of work during five selected public holidays in every shop with the sales area with more than 200 square meters.

Building upon our commitment to anticapitalist struggle, the International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles has noted and denounced the necessary complicity of patriarchy in the reproduction and perpetuation of the exploitation of the working class, based in the submission and double exploitation of women and individuals sexual identities other than that of the heterosexual male. When we speak of women in the plural we refer to all of them, to girls, adults, and the elderly, to lesbians, trans, bisexuals and cis, to mothers, to wage earners, to female workers, to the unemployed, to dependents, to the functionally diverse, to the ones killed, to all.

PAME, which represents the class trade union movement of Greece, expresses its solidarity to the just struggle of the Bus Drivers and Engineers of Mladenovac who are fighting for better salaries and better working conditions.

London District Communist Party has called for former Labour MPs who have resigned to join the so called Independent Group to resign their seats and stand in a by-election. Noting that three of the MPs Joan Ryan, Chuka Ummuna, and Mike Gapes represent London constituencies Steve Johnson Secretary of London CPB pointed out that all were elected on a left-wing anti-austerity Labour manifesto which included a commitment to accept the EU referendum result.

The government of "Movimento 5 Stelle" and the right-wing party "Lega" in Italy is giving rise to anti-popular policies. In education, the reduction of social spendings and subordination to the interests of the capital are among the "European objectives" that the new government strictly follows. In November, the Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, declared the will to allocate 200 millions of euros for the installation of security cameras in Italian schools, calling this measure “Safe Schools”. Recently, the same government approved the budget law leading to a cut of 4 billion € in education.

On Tuesday, February 26, PAME held a Press Conference for the Developments in the Greek Trade Union Movement.

The Press Conference was held at the city of Kalamata, where is to take place the 37th Congress of the GSEE and started with the question.

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